As the concern for the Corona virus has been growing steadily, an important explanation has been received today regarding the Friday prayer. Religious Affairs President Ali Erbaş announced that mosques will be closed tomorrow. So, will the friday prayer, which our citizens are quite curious about, be performed from home?
FRIDAY PRAYER CAN BE REMOVED FROM HOME?
In the letter sent to the mufti with the signature of the President of Religious Affairs, Ali Erbaş, it was stated that ensuring the safety of people is one of the main goals of Islam.
Erbaş made the following statements in his Friday prayer statement: “It has become necessary to interrupt prayer with the community in mosques and masjids, especially Friday prayers. In this process, it is sufficient to perform the noon prayer instead of Friday prayer. ” 4 In addition to being healthy, it is necessary not to harm anyone else to attend meetings.
“In addition to being healthy, it is necessary not to harm anyone else to attend meetings.”
Erbaş pointed out that the practices of Sahabe-i Kiram about performing prayers at home when it is difficult or dangerous to participate in the community due to natural disasters or epidemics, stated the following expressions: Pointing out that the risk of spreading the virus may increase, Erbaş continued as follows: “In this respect, Islam, which is one of its main aims to protect human life, never responds to practices that will endanger people’s lives.
As a matter of fact, our Prophet said, ‘If you hear that there is a plague disease somewhere, do not enter there, if the plague disease occurs in your location, do not leave that area.’ He drew attention to the quarantine practice and said, ‘The person with the infectious disease should not go to the person who is intact.’ He emphasized the need to be cautious against epidemic diseases. “6” Islamic scholars based on this knowledge and practices of the Asr-ı Saadet and Sahabe-i Kiram periods stated that it is necessary not only to harm others, but also to be healthy.
Therefore, until the danger of spreading of the new type of Corona Virus disappears, it has become necessary to interrupt prayer with the community in mosques and masjids, especially Friday prayers. In this process, it is sufficient to perform the noon prayer instead of the friday prayer. In addition, it was decided that it would be appropriate to keep prayers, which are the slogan of Islam, kept open for those who want to pray separately. I wish it will be a good occasion for our nation and the Islamic world. I appeal to my Lord in making the necessary studies to get rid of this virus and get rid of humanity as soon as possible. “